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Aug 27, 2013 7:00pm PDT
obama is scheduled to speak, standing on the same spot where doctor martin luther king stood in 1963 when he delivered his "i have a dream", thank you for making our choice for news, our coverage continues at 10:00 and tonight we have coverage for you of the big fire in fairfield, we are always here for you at www.ktvu.com and keep in mind that tmz is up next right here on tv 36. [captioning made possible by warner bros. domestic television distribution] >> today on "tmz" -- >> let's get to work! pippi longstocking. she made a sex tape. >> her name is tami erin, she's 39. she played her in the movie. >> i'm very impressed with her dimensions although the guy she's having sex with, he came along and i was like -- you know. >> rihanna in new york taking a taxi. >> it's hard to get a taxi when you're black in new york city. i have literally standing here
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
after martin luther historicvered his speech, president obama stands on the same spot for the commemoration. >> no one can match his brilliance, but we are willing to take our first step for justice. i know that flame remains. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. there appears to be a split over when and how to act against syria. the british government says it will wait for a report from inspectors, but the u.s. says action cannot be held up by intransigence. as the world waits to see what the u.s. and its allies will do, syrian neighbors are preparing for repercussions. >> in syria it self the u.n. weapons inspectors have been taking their first look at one of the areas where chemical weapons were supposedly used. senior british officials are .ure americans it is hard to think britain will not be involved, but the british government is desperate to avoid huge mistakes when a rack was invaded 10 years ago. was invaded 10 years ago. i do not know, but president administration are not known to be trigger-happy. what they will de
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT
" on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king junior's march on washington. you just heard president obama today, here is more from the ceremony today, oprah, sharpton, and others. >> as we stand here 50 years after the march on washington let us remember that dr. king's last march was never finished. >> 50 years ago when they came to washington it was not for an event, it was in the middle of struggles. >> 50 years ago my father watched from the white house as dr. king and thousands of others recommitted america to our highest ideals. >> it is an opportunity today to recall where we once were in this nation and to think about that young man, 34 years old stood up here, was able to force an entire country to wake up. >> as the bell rings today my dream is that something will resonate inside you and me that will remind us each of our common bond. >> greg, a lot to chew over. >> one positive, one negative. the positive was oprah, i loved what she said about the difference between fame and greatness, chasing fame is bad, chasing greatness is good. you can be great locally, forget famous globa
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 1:00pm PDT
you think martin luther king would embrace this? >> good afternoon. i think that to wrap obama care around martin luther king is a cheap hijacking of martin luther king's image and a slap in the face to every american. >> why? >> martin luther king stood for three things, the pillars of american dream, for education, for jobs, and for justice. to now take his image on this special, special anniversary and try to use for some petty partisan gain his image is just despicable. it's aapproaches. >> you know, i was trying to give the benefit of the doubt, senator, to what he meant by that. i'm sure martin luther king would embrace the idea of providing health care for everyone. i don't know if he would embrace the idea of up ending our entire health care system to do it, but having said that, what do you think stepping back from all this, this constant i quoting ts is what king would have liked. this is what m lk would have done, this is what he would have embraced? you know, sadly, he's dead. we don't know. yet his name is attached to causes and still more government spending even by a
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
clinton and president obama will speak where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect throughs to town out to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day that will begin with prayer at the historic shiloh baptist church to another march at the mall. >> we were over behind where dr. king's shoulder was and we could hear all the speeches. >> lynn was 16 years old when she attended the 1963 march on washington and she hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice of the. >> what is disturbing is to see with a black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman lewis was there a young student organizers. a line from the speech still resonates today. "let freedom ring." people all across america if their hearts believe that freedom should ring. sell bright -- celebrate today. >> president obama speaks from the steps of the lincoln memorial abc7 news will carry a special report and that is expected some time after our 11:00 average news and you can get updates throughout the day on twitter. >> great educati
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
and moving speeches, including from president obama, congressman john lewis, martin luther king jr. iii, and oprah winfrey. find those on the rundown. >> woodruff: we return now to the question of syria. jeffrey brown leads a debate over options for the obama administration. >> brown: the question: how should the u.s. respond to syria's alleged chemical weapons attack? we discuss that with ivo dahlder, former u.s. ambassador to nato and now president of the chicago council on global affairs. hisham melhem is the washington bureau chief of al arabiya news channel. and john mearsheimer is a professor at the university of chicago and has written extensively on strategic issues. ivo dahlder, i'll start wurk given the options the u.s. discussed what do you think the u.s. should do? >> i think the president laid it out in the interview we just saw. we clearly have a case in which chemical weapons were used. i think the evidence the administration has collected and needs to present to the american public and, indeed, to the world, demonstrating that this was a use of chemical weapons by the re
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
to get across the bay. also, a look at traffic conditions. >> remembering the dream. president obama honors reverend martin luther king junior on the anniversary of the march on washington. >> in san jose, some of calling this city ban jose. but today, city officials shot down a controversial proposal targeted some yes honey? dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy. [ dad ] jan? ♪ >>> it's countdown to the closure and now, all systems go. we have a live look at sky 7 hd at bridges old and new. and in three and a half hours the old bridge will shut down. around 7:00 chp going to roll traffic breaks on interstate 880. and once the bridge is closed tonight eastbound traffic skyway approach will be forced to get off at 4th street. >> we want to give you a live look from the ground right now. and our crew left the station 35 minutes ago. a driver normally taking no more than 10 taking 35 just at this point. he's not yet to the first street on ramp to the b
FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. marlton luther king like obama care? president obama says this. >> what do you think he says about obama care? >> he would like that. >> well, because i think he understood that health care, health security is not a privilege. it's something that everyone should have access to. and on -- starting on october 1st, because of the affordable care act, obama care, anybody who doesn't have health insurance in this country is going to be able to get it at an affordable rate. >> kathleen sebelius going further by invoking the words of dr. king. without the opportunity to live a healthy life, there's no opportunity to live the american dream or participate fully in our communities. for every one of our neighbors who lives day after day in fear because he doesn't have insurance, there's an urgency of now. she went on to say, we must march ahead. does the white house have any business tieing the health care law to the civil rights movement? >> good evening, greta, it's nice to be with you. >> i know you're opposed to obama care from the get go. this is tieing it to the whole idea of civil rights. a
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
. there is washington today and incredible monument built there to martin luther king. president obama will be there later today. he will be joined by martin luther king's family and two former presidents to mark the civil rights leader's dream for america. juan williams is a fox news political analyst. david webb is host of the david webb show and political party 365 and fox news contributor. gentlemen, welcome. i really enjoyed looking at the pictures and videos from that day and rereading the speech that martin luther king gave that day it is such an incredible speech, incredible moment. the history that surrounded it. of kennedy and apprehensions that existed as we headed into that march that day, but juan, you wrote a fantastic piece on this. i want to get to it in a minute. your big picture thoughts on the president standing in front of that huge statue today. >> that is an moexal moment for some people in the country especially those of us who are 50 plus, martha, who can think back to that time, that day, that moment. because it is so emotionally rich for america. you know, it
PBS
Aug 27, 2013 6:30pm PDT
will celebrate the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king's "i had a dream" speech, so obama will be there and will have his own speech. it is unlikely anything will happen wednesday or earlier. a lot of people expect something to happen over the weekend, maybe even as early as thursday. we can expect this week, because we heard from the press secretary, that the u.s. will publish a report where they will detail the information that their agencies have gathered on the alleged chemical weapons attack last wednesday in syria, so that might act as some kind of base for military intervention. >> the white house also said that any attack will not be about regime change. what, then, could be possible objectives be? >> most probably, there will be a punitive measure because to topple the assad regime or even to destroy chemical weapons stock, it would take a major military operation, and the u.s. are just not willing to go there at the moment. this is supposed to send a signal, more than words, basically, to show where this famous red line is, but we all know that much more people h
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young student agoer and a line still resonates. >> "let freedom ring." people across america if their hearts believe freedom should ring for everyone. >> this afternoon, bells from church towers this washington to government buildings an the world will ring in honor of the famous phrase "let freedom read." >> thank you very much. stay with abc7 news and we have continuing cork on the march on washington the 50th anniversary when
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
carter, bill clinton and barack obama will speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his historic speech. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: organizers expect thousands to turn out to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day that will begin with prayer at the historic shiloh baptist church, before another march to the national mall. >> we were over behind where dr. king's shoulder was. we were close enough to be able to hear all of the speeches. >> reporter: lynn french was just 16 years old when she attended the march on washington. she hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what's disturbing is, to see that even with a black president, we still have a long way to go. >> reporter: congressman john lewis was there, too, then a young student organizer. one line from dr. king's speech still resonates today. >> let freedom reign. and i think people all across america, in our hearts, believe that freedom should reign for everybody. >> reporter: tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> and this leads us to
FOX Business
Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm EDT
know play. it is a historic day in washington, president obama spoke with thousands of marchers on the national mall, 50 years to the day after martin luther king jr. led the march on washington and delivered his i have a dream speech. >> it dismiss the magnitude of this progress, to suggestion as sometimes do that little has changed, that dishonors the courage and the sacrifice of those who paid the price to march in those years. we would dishonor those heroes as well to suggestion that the work of this nation is somehow cocomplete. lori: calling to americans to finish the great unfinished business of opportunity. joining me now welcome to you. your impression's president's speech. >> 50 years ago, god poke to america through a -- spoke to america through a man. the baton has been passed to a new generation, to get back to a dream. hover you define yourself, we're all americans. a massage today, purpose thing -- a message today, 50 years ago president of united states hid in the white house. today, three presidents spoke to america and two others wanted to be there but could no
CNBC
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm EDT
there surrounding the 50th anniversary of martin luther king i have a dream speech. we will be momentarily hearing a pealing of bills to mark that moment. after that president obama will be speaking to commemorate that moment. let's bring in john harwood in washington who has been following the day's moments. a poignant moment coming up with the nation's first african-american president. >> no question. we heard from bernice king, the daughter of martin luther king. she was born precisely five months before he delivered that speech. and it was a speech that has stood the test of time as one of the great pieces of rhetoric in american history. >> one of the measures we take now is how much progress has been made since the speech was made 50 years ago in terms of civil rights, job equality and so forth. >> in terms of political progress it's been substantial. we got an african-american in the white house. we have black americans in the last two presidential elections that actually voted at higher rates than white americans. that shows the participation is there. in terms of economic equality -- >> j
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. as president obama spoke out on the peaceful, nonviolent legacy of dr. martin luther king junior, another day passed without him speaking out on whether he is about to launch military strikes against syria. the commander in chief has thus far left his public case to vice president biden and others, while his counterparts in britain and france have spoken out. legislatures in both countries are coming back for emergency sessions. >> interesting to me the british parliament and french parliament have convened to discuss this issue. i do think the president needs to have more consultation, which so far has not been there, but the war powers act is a little murky about that. >> reporter: a growing number of american lawmakers in both parties want to clear up the murkiness. a letter circulated by congressman scott mitchell about military action in syria has drawn over 100 signatures from republicans and democrats. >> he ought to call us back into session if he's warranted on the evidence, we'll stand with him with statutory authority. >> reporter: in addition to national security, lawmakers are al
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am EDT
. >> thank you for having me here, morgan. >> president obama is going to speak at the exact spot where dr. martin luther king spoke 50 years ago today. what do you hope to hear him say? >> well, i'm sure, and i hope that he will talk about the progress that we as america has made, and we as african-americans have really looked forward to in terms of being able to relate to society in terms of the progress that it has offered to people of color, black, other races, other parts of our society in terms of lgbt, immigration, and basically jobs as a whole. >> now you mentioned this progress, but is there still room for improvement, and do you think now having a black president we've kind of clou shd some of the progress we still have to make? >> certainly there is always room for improvement. the fact that we have a black president is a step in the right direction towards having a democratic black president who is for all people, and in particular looking out for those that are in greatest needs and insuring that our society, our america is providing services for all people. >> do you think th
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
a spotlight on the relationship between presidents like kennedy or president obama and a leader like martin luther king. let's go back to reality. in the sprachk 1963 president kennedy did not want this march to happen. he thought it would get out of control. he thought it might have speakers like john lewis who would go in directions more radical. he kept his detains. they made arrangements so if someone got too radical in one of the speeches they would play a recording of mahalia jackson sayinging "he inin inin ining - the whole world in his hands." at the end of the day he said i wish the lives. presidents can only do so much. oftentimes it takes a demonstration like this or perhaps demonstrations like the agreement riders of birmingham to push a president to do the things he should. >> john lewis has told me how president kennedy was so concerned about his security and how the white house did not want this to happen that it was only afterwards that he invited them to the oval office, all the leaders and welcomed them in and said he had been watching and that he was proud of them and pro
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 2:30am PDT
't until the year 2,000 that all 50 states officially observed martin luther king dare. there are a number of events planned today. just before 3:00 p.m. president obama will speak at the lincoln memorial. preceding him will be speeches by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. and in exclusive video provided to "meet the press," president bill clinton took the opportunity to reflect on the march and martin luther king's legacy. >> on august 28th, 1963, i was 17 years old. i knew that martin luther king was scheduled to give the speech so i made sure i was home. it was during summer vacation between my junior and senior years in high school. so i was home sitting in this white leather reclining chair in our den and i turned the speech on. >> let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of new york, let freedom ring from the heightening alleghenys of pennsylvania. >> i don't think the fundamental meaning has changed at all. i think it is power full and poetic and wise. >>> an update on the wildfires in california, the so-called rim fire which is burning for 12 days now. still only 2
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am EDT
southerns, and the sitting president, president obama. >> i wasn't sure whether or not that trumpeter was your theme song? but president obama being the first african american president some 50 years later after martin luther king's historic speech. >> and it's more than just symbolism, it's a reality. this is a president who has tread lightly on the issues of race. that is to the disappointment of many of his core constituents. they are probably wants to hear more from the president over the last several years, but there's also disappointment that there hasn't been marked improvement in standings of race relations in our society, dell. >> mike viqueira joining us live from the washington mall. we know you are going to be very busy down there. mike thank you very much. >>> before we go back to the events in washington, we want to take a look back at this significant period of time in american history. back on april 12th, 1968, dr. king was arrested and put in jail. that's where he wrote the famous letter from the birmingham jail. that may images of brutality were televised and publish
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am EDT
but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> 50 years after that speech by martin luther king jr., thousands are again gathered at the lincoln memorial. president obama was just 2 years old at the time. now he's one of the three presidents who will speak today. hi, everyone, good morning. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm richard jordan in for barbara harrison. it's wednesday, august 28, and we have live coverage of the 50th anniversary. at the lincoln memorial, a monumental event is planned. what kind of crowd are we seeing now? >> reporter: good morning. the crowds are starting to build here, slowly but surely. you might be able to see over my shoulder some of the invited guests are gathering just below the steps of the linken elinco memorial. the numbers are relatively small. if you compare it to the event that was here on saturday. at this point. but we are seeing more people come. they're having to go through security as they enter the grounds here. a lot of folks have umbrellas up. the numbers are growing as we go through the late part of the morning here. we'll expect this pr
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s historic speech on civil rights. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. the obama administration is gearing up for military action against syria, possibly within days. as early as today the u.s. could release an intelligence report directly linking the assad regime to chemical weapons attack against syrian civilians. defense secretary chuck hagel says u.s. forces are ready, and the white house says the goal of the military strike is not regime change. alfonso is live with more. good morning, alfonso. >> in fact, united nations inspectors are back on the search for evidence of a poisonous gas attack outside the syrian capital this morning. at the same time there are four u.s. navy destroyers in position m mediterranean, and they're within range of syrian targets. >> reporter: rebels that may get a boost from western air strikes any day now. washington is rallying international support for action against the assad regime for its alleged
LINKTV
Aug 28, 2013 5:30am PDT
. obama is to give a speech on the lincoln memorial on thursday where martin luther king gave his 50 years ago. >> that is all for now. do not go away. >> hello and welcome to the week. coming up, egyptian brothers divided. one supports the muslim brotherhood while the other backs the army. we need the brothers in cairo. lost a generation as 1 million child refugees fleeing the violence in syria. we look of the role of education in improving their lives. and lebanon's top international festival scales down and leaves a spectacular ancient setting. we examine why. today in egypt, many families are politically divided between support for the muslim brotherhood and the military. recent events since the revolution in 2011 have created a spate of diametrically opposing views. egyptians now discuss the role of democracy and how to achieve peace in their country. our correspondent in cairo were able to meet the massoud brothers. >> the brothers have plenty in common. they prayed in the same mosque live in the same residence, and have set up a construction business together. but one bone of conten
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
, president obama told a group of college students the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. lives on. >> we've made enormous strides. i'm a testament to it. you're a testament to it. the diversity of this room. and the students who are here is a testimony to it. >> reporter: the president has walked a fine line addressing the issue of race and equality. trying to voice the concerns of african-americans while attempting to avoid alienating whites. he's been criticized by black leaders for not doing enough to help his own community. at times, president obama has pushed back. >> i expect all of you to march with me! >> reporter: like in 2011 while speaking to the congressional black caucus. >> put on your marching shoes. shake it off. stop complaining. stop grumbling. stop crying. we are going to press on. >> reporter: in january, he kicked off his second term by calling for an expansion of the civil rights movement to include women, gays and lesbians. >> for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. our journey is not comp
NBC
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
a sight. president obama, clinton and carter commemorating the martin luther king, junior speech. final preparations taking place on the lincoln memorial. thousands of people will fill the national mall for the culmination of a week of remembrance. >>> a marine who lost both of his legs after stepping on a mine in afghanistan is now capturing the hearts of thousands as is his wife. the staff sergeant has rebuilt his life after that accident. during his recovery, he met his future wife kellie. recently the two were on vacation in idaho, and they hired a professional photographer to take photos. in one photo, kellie is holding her husband on her back. the photo went viral after the photograph was posted on the facebook page. >> what's it like to see these comments, jessy? >> again, just speechless, having that kind of impact, it's very humbling. >> we represent a lot of people that are going through, a lot of couples that are going through the same thing. so it's just an honor to be able to represent that. >> the couple says they enjoy that the site is getting so much attention because it
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
. we are an hour away from marking 50 years sips an inspiring and iconic speech by dr. martin luther king. and forest whittacer is speaking. there was a march in washington that proceeded the history. we are expecting president's carter and clinton and family members was martin luther king as well and president obama will join those speeches. we'll bring parts of those live. >> we'll ask dr. ben carson about the progress we have made on some of dr. king's important points. that is coming up. seniors concern on federal influence on education as millions of american kids are going back to school. some are already there. 45 states have common core. it dictates the math and reading skills as they go through kindergarten through high school. they are pushing them. and now critics ask if this is overreach. here's one of the skeptibs. congressman, thanks for joining us today. >> good to be with you. i know you are hosting a forum so partners and teachers can talk about this. one of the main concerns about common core is whether it was intended to or not seems to be the federalization of gov
KBCW
Aug 27, 2013 10:00pm PDT
years since dr. martin luther king, jr., historic speech at the steps of the lincoln memorial. president obama will make a speech tomorrow in front of a crowd that organizers expect to top 20,000 people. >>> we've been warning about it for months. the bay bridge will shut down tomorrow night. believe it or not, we talked to people who still hasn't gotten the message. >>> the reason behind the new ban considered for a bay area city. >>> imagine having $3 billion in cash that you can't use? that's exactly what happened to the federal reserve after the mint messed up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, tomorrow night at eight. and will reopen next tuesday. we . >>> the bay bridge closes in less than 24 hours. it shuts down tomorrow night at 8:00 and it reopen on tuesday. we talked about and reported on it for months. brian web tells us, some people are still in the dark. brian? >> reporter: this time tomorrow night, the bridge will be closed. this could serve as one of the final warnings, anyway. even though that's been front- page news for several months, i met several people who have no idea what i was talkin
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
reporting for us. >>> 50 years ago today, dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his iconic "i have a dream" speech. today, president obama plans to honor the man and his legacy. nbc's tracie potts is on the national mall. any early arrivers you've seen this yet. >> reporter: richard, good morning. on the national mall to show you where everything is happening today, president obama delivering a speech on the same steps of the lincoln memorial where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech. thousands moving to the memorial for that and on the tom joyner radio program the president talked about what he is go to say "when it comes to the economy, when it comes to inequality, whether it comes to wealth when, it comes to, you know, the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social progress that we've made and that it's not enough just to have a black president". >> reporter: and take a look at this. the bell from the 16th street baptist church in birmingham has been brought in to be part of the program. it's the bell t
CNBC
Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm EDT
behind. the gap in wealth between races has not lessened. it's grown. >> that was dr. martin luther king and then president barack obama speaking 50 years apart about racial inequality in this country. so just how much progress have we made? we're looking at this through a financial, economic and business lens, and then the question is how much more do we still need to do? here now is larry elder 790 kabc radio host. robert traynham, and joining us by phone, robert johnson, founder and chairman of the rlj companies. larry elder, let me begin with you on this. i think it's interesting. there are more african-american ceos today than ever before. i daresay there are more in business, in corporations than ever before, or maybe owning their own business. i came across a stat, there are more black elected officials by a huge amount over the past century. we never would have guessed. and yet as president obama said, let's just take unemployment. the unemployment rate is twice as much. why is that? why are there successes and why can't we solve these other challenges? >> well, the unemployment
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >>> and four famous words, i have a dream. dr. martin luther king's vision 50 years later. has the dream come true? let's go outfront. >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. outfront tonight breaking news. making the case for war. president obama directly addressed the possibility of a strike against syria just moments ago in an interview with pbs' the news hour. >> we have not yet made a decision but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe that given the delivery systems using rockets that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. we have concluded that the syrian government and if so there need to be international consequences. we are consulting with allies and international community. i have no interest in open ended conflict in syria. we have to
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
obama is going to talk about the other part of martin luther king's speech, economic inequality or wage inequality. >> what is he going to do for it? what can he propose even? >> i wish he would go first of all what protesters in d.c. have been trying get him do which is by executive order raise the minimum wage on fast food places that are contracted on federal property like union station, the reagan building, other washington, d.c. -- >> he can do that right now, right? >> he can do that by eo, executive order. franklin roosevelt did a similar move, doesn't need congress. and it would be a great gesture if he did it, and it would really mean something as far as closing that gap. and those contracts, those fast food places make three times more profit than ordinary by the highway. >> at least we're getting paid even though the food is terrible. i'm serious. tomorrow, these neighborhoods, the poor neighborhoods are the worst served by decent food stores. you can't buy a banana, an apple. you can buy something that has been in the store for three week, sure. but you can't buy anything cl
CSPAN
Aug 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
speeches by president obama, bill clinton, jimmy carter, and members of the family of martin luther king junior. our live coverage from the memorial begins at 11 a.m. eastern. one of the things i looked at was a lot of the county records, the counties where these colleges are. when you look at the colonial county records, you will have the name of the president or the name of the professor and then listed with their taxable property will be an enslaved person or two or three. brought their slaves to school? >> yes, if you look at the name of the president and three lines overcome a part of his taxable property is enslaved person. what you will often have in the case of princeton or harvard is you will have the president's the college. who owns the person? knowledge of the town, the local area, the president and the college or kind of inseparable anyway. >> kreg steven wilder on the connection of elite universities intertwined with slavery sunday ards."at nine on "afterw book tv returns in september. read the book and engage on our facebook page and twitter. now, a preview of the upcoming
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
the simple peanut farmer from georgia sharing the same state as dr. martin luther king. and bill clinton born in the segregated south who remember those whites only restaurant and people forced to sit in the back of the bus. >> president obama, president carter, vice president biden, dr. biden, i want to thank my great friend, reverend bernice king and the king family for inviting me to be a part of this 50th observation of one of the most important days in american history. dr. king and philip randolph, john lewis and others who led this massive march knew what they were doing on this hallowed ground. in the shadow of lincoln's statue, in the burning memory of the fact that he gave his life to preserve the union and end slavery, martin luther king urged his crowd not to drink from the cup of bitterness. but to reach across the racial divide because he said we cannot walk alone. their destiny is tied up in our destiny. their freedom is bound in our freedom. he urged the victims of racial violence to meet white americans with an outstretched hand, not a clinched fist, to prove the redeeming po
FOX Business
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm EDT
gathering at the national mall in washington d.c. five decades ago, 50 years' anniversary of martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech. presidents carter, presidents clinton all there listening in. certainly, a tough day for president obama as he celebrates a history, he also has to deal with what is happening overseas in syria as he and his cabinet get ready to potentially make a strike against the country after president assad used chemical weapons, so certainly a tense day in washington, but also a day of celebration. wanted to bring you those remarks just there for a moment. >>> well, back here in new york we're watching u.s. markets, and really the markets, the numbers recovering today from those big losses we had yesterday. oil, though, we do want to say is still climbing higher as investors await possible u.s. strikes on syria. what is next in this crisis? let's bring in right now wayne lynn, global allocation strategist, and ike baker, a former cia officer. mike, i want to start with you, as we saw the president giving those remarks in washington, certainly behind the scenes a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm EDT
that and president obama dismiss that but he turned to the theme that he talks about most even when he's not on such a grand stage, economic renewal, he used martin luther king's words, what does it profit a man to sit at a lunch counter if you can't afford the meal? the people who marched 50 years ago, were not marching for an abstract principle but for jobs. tony. >> all right mike good to see you. martin luther king iii spoke to us afterwards and said he was moved by president obama's comments. >> the first thing is that it's monumental that this anniversary, this commemoration, was addressed by the president of the united states. and then of course by two former presidents, presidents clinton and president carter. then to be here with my wife and daughter, my brother and his wife, and my sister, and all of our family, and then, to hear themes that resonated, that i've been talking about, throughout this week. we had a march on august 24th where we had over 100,000 people here, also, this past saturday, and we talked about immigration issues. we talked about youth unemployment. we t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 3:00am EDT
the defining speech of the civil rights movement. barack obama is expected to deliver a speech on the steps of lincoln's memorial. 50 years ago at the same spot reverend martin luther king jr. laid out his "i have a dream" speech. billjimmy carter and bill clintn will also take part of the celebration. >>> edith lee payne only learned of the existence of the picture five years ago when a cousin recognized her in a catalog. this is her story in her own words. >> i was 12 years old when that picture was taken of me at the march at war on august 28, 1963. when my cousin called and told me that that picture was on a black history calendar 2009 i couldn't believe it i wouldn't imagine why a picture of me would be i in a calendar of historic people. i understood that there were injustices happy to go people that looked like me and to families like mean. it was sorrowful to me to see that and know that, but i still had hope. i believe that what i do now in my life today is largely due to the august 28, 196 1963, march d the times of the civil rights movement. it's just not right for people to suff
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am PDT
. martin luther king jr. delivered his iconic "i have a dream" speech. today, president obama plans to honor the man and his legacy. this is what president obama had to say. >> when it comes to the economy, when it comes to the challenges that inner cities experience, he would say that we have not made as much progress as the civil and social process and it's not enough to have a black president. >> on the mall, the birmingham alabama church was bombed in 1963 and four young black girls were killed. >>> today also marks another significant date in civil rights history. it was the day the body of emmitt till was found in mississippi. >>> an act of honesty caught on tape in northern new jersey. buddy's small lot was closed when a surveillance video shows four teens entering the store. instead of making off with batteries and ear phones, they leave carbon the counter, including sales tax. >> i think it's terrific that there are still people out there that have moral character not to do the wrong thing and they easily could. >> it seems a malfunctioning door lock is to blame after emplo
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
in washington, d.c. where 50 years ago today, dr. martin luther king delivered his speech. preparations are now under way for today's march on washington. president obama will be attending the ceremony. he will be joined by former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton. obama considers the historic event of 1963 to be a seminal event. he says the anniversary is a time to reflect on how far the country has come and how far it still has to go. a bay area man was there 50 years ago to witness history in the making. >> i knew that this man was going to do something magnificent and that's what he did. >> later this morning, cecil williams tells kpix 5 what it was like to be there and how the speech inspired him to make a difference. >>> well, it's 5:14. let's kick it over to liz and find out what's going on in trafficland. >> not much. it's pretty quiet. we like to hear that because tomorrow could be a different story with the bay bridge close the hopefully people will take a long labor day holiday weekend. if you're causing the golden gate bridge, the big issue is fog. it's soupy this morning hea
FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
rights movement. president obama will likely note racial progress made in the last 50 years. some people aren't satisfied with the current civil rights leaders in america. here is liberal journalist margaret carlson. >> we've gone from martin luther king to the reverend al sharpton. as a leader as he is trying to be this weekend, it is very d disspiriting. >> probably time for everyone to take crop of where civil rights stands. i asked juan this question as well. do you think he represents the african-american community well, al, that constantly backs the wrong horse? do you think he does them a disservice? >> no, i don't think he represents well. the idea of comparing any black leader with martin luther king is nearly impossible. this was in my view, this is the greatest american maybe since abraham lincoln. i just don't think you can take al sharpton and martin luther king in the same sentence. i know people are dissatisfied. the black community is diffuse whatever it is in the country, usually in pulpits. are blacks better off? some ways they are, some they're not. >> some, greg, don'
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 1:40am PDT
. >> good wednesday morning. president obama was only two years old when the reverend martin luther king jr. delivered his eloquent i have a dream speech. >> 50 years later the president is perhaps the most high profile example of king's dream of racial harmony. mr. obama is among those who will speak today at a ceremony today celebrating that dream. here is abc's devon dwyer. ♪ we shall not be >> reporter: 50 years ago today they poured into washington by the bus loads. a march of tens of thousand. black and white, to the monument of the president who freed the slaves. signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and call to action. on new challenges. three american presidents, jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama will speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his historic speech. >> i have a dream today. >> reporter: organizers expect thousands to turn out to show that dr. king's dream still lives on a day that will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church before another march to the national
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:00pm EDT
'll del winters. it was 50 years ago today that dr. martin luther king jr. delivered those four famous words, thousands today are on the national mall to look back at his iconic "i have a dream" speech. president obama is set to speak in are a couple of hours--in a f hours. we'll bring that to you live. >>> the syrian ambassador has asked for investigate on chemicals weapons used on the syrian army. >>> iran is expanding it's nuclear program. iran has installed 1,000 centro huges for advanced uranium enrichment, and they are working on a reactor to create a bomb. they stock pile uranium gas still blow the red line israel has referenced that would invoke military action. >>> if you cause an accident, it means that you spend time behind bars, now a state appellate court says it's not those who are reading texts who could be in trouble but the person who sent it as well. if they know the person who received the text is behind the wheel and is still driver. a teen was texting a driver who then crashed into a motorcycle, leaving them with severe leg injuries. >>> the conflict in syria hits
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >> president obama, 2 years old at the time of martin luther king jr.'s speech 50 years ago, now finds himself president of the united states with a big decision. air strikes could begin as soon as tomorrow. leaders from england and france reportedly also considering joining the u.s. in a joint military operation. attempts by the white house to build a broad coalition seem unlikely as several leaders of arab countries as well as the arab league have declined to back military strikes. for members of the obama administration, there's no doubt the so-called red line has been crossed. >> the options that we are considering are not about regime change. they are about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> the united states department of defense is ready to carry out those options. if that would occur, that would occur also in coordination with our international partner. >> but if the order comes, you're ready to go like tha
CNN
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am PDT
in the civil rights movement. the march on washington, of course. and that's when martin luther king jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech today president obama and former presidents carter and clinton will deliver their own speeches at the lincoln memorial to mark the anniversary. john lewis will be there. former presidents, george w. and george h.w. bush will not be attending due to health issues. >>> already a big player in politics, but what about this, could it become the center the sports world in 2020? organizers pushing the city as a potential host for the summer olympics. touting its infrastructure and support as big pluses. the d.c. area already has a stadium, a big arena for basketball and plenty of hotel space. >> washington, d.c. is the only global capital that has never hosted the olympic games yet. and it's our turn. >> but there is plenty of competition, the u.s. olympic committee is said to be considering about 35 other places in the nation to be the choice for the ioc. and then international cities that are likely to be in the running. and it gets highly com
FOX
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
of the march on washington and martin luther king, junior's "i have a dream". president obama and two former presidents are scheduled to speak and the crowds are starting to gather on the national mall in washington where the big event takes place. that's where shannon travis is now to tell us what the mood is out there with the people gathered there. >> reporter: you are right the crowds are starting to trickle in. the rain that we're experiencing will not damper the mood. it's a fay forever -- day forever etched in american history from a king. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed. >> reporter: 250,000 people were inspired. now, 50 years later, at the same time, some from that generation and newer ones hope to evoke the spirit of that day. >> took us to another level. this was a high mountain moment of hope. >> reporter: now dignitaries from all races and creeds are expected to speak. john lewis and caroline kennedy, president obama, jimmy carter, following up a dedication where the nation's first black president praised the first
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of dr. martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, thousands have gathered to commemorate the event. we'll hear from dr. king's family, and we'll hear from president clinton, president obama, and president carter. mike viqueira is there and joins us live. mike it appears that once again history will be made again today. >> absolutely, and, you know, it's part celebration, part commemoration, part renewal. we're about an hour into the program here, dell. the morning began at the baptist church in downtown washington, there is a march -- a reenactment about a mile east of here at the base of the capitol, that's where they will begin retracing the steps that were taken 50 years ago. we have heard from senator angus kaine, joaquin castro from san antonio, texas, and a highlight so far as been the music. two-thirds of the trio peter paul and mary sang blowing in the wind. and un ambassador, major of atlanta, he got up there and belted out some spiritual songs that were popular in the heyday of the civil rights moment. at this moment we're hearing from the widow of med -- med ger evers. and
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
have a dream. jon: five decades after dr. martin luther king, jr. spoke at the lincoln memorial, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolution seeking authorization for military action. russia calling the move premature. and american ally israel is bracing for possible retaliation. it is already been threatened. all of this happening as u.n. chemical weapons inspectors in damascus are saying they need at least four more days to finish their investi
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
. >>> and look at this a live look at what's under way at the national mall in d.c., mr. obama, president obama, first lady michelle, jimmy carter and bill clinton, making their way down, all to commemorate the 50 years since martin luther king, jr.'s, "i have a dream" speech. logon to nbcbayarea.com to watch it live any time. logon to nbcbayarea.com to watch [ male announcer ] at sizzler... it's back for a limited time! fire grilled steak and golden all-you-can-eat shrimp for an incredible $9.99! only at sizzler! >>> this morning, a memorial continues to grow for 17-year-old robert orlando, killed in a car crash the night before he was to start his senior year at san ramon valley high school. >> it's cliche. and you hear it all the time, especially in times like these. but he was special. he was going to make a big difference in the world for the world and for himself, because people just gravitated around him. >> so tough. orlando and two friends were on their way home from a fishing trip monday night went driver of the car crashed into a tree. they were only five minutes from orlando's home.
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 1:00pm PDT
way. >> right. and that's important, too. an important comparison. you know, president obama has made it clear that he really stands on the shoulders of giants like martin luther king in terms of not only the fulfillment of political equality in this country and advancement graphic in americans and others so he owes a debt of gratitude to dr. king but he's also very careful too in many of his remarks and things that were observed about the president is that he's an administrator. he is a policymaker. he is in a supreme political position of power. he is not only needless to say the nation's political leader but a global leader. dr. king was a moral force. dr. king was a civil rights leader. yes, policy was important in terms of shaping it. but president obama actually implements policy. there's a clear difference between the two. >> earlier hutchinson and char lane haunter gault, thank you both for joining me. coming up, what many speakers on the stage today said about the new generation what must be done next to keep dr. king's dream alive. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] thi
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
is the 50th anniversary of one of the most inspiring moments in american history. the reverend martin luther king's i have a dream speech. on the steps of the lincoln memorial. well, president obama will mark the occasion with a major address there today. and that is where abc's byron pitts is this morning. byron, good morning. another huge crowd expected there today. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. that's right. today is as much about the future as it is remembering the past. according to the white house, president obama has spent part of this week meeting with african-american mayors who have come to town, all to help him shape this historic moment. >> i have a dream. >> reporter: a record 250,000 people watched one of history's greatest speeches. martin luther king dreaming aloud for the nation's 20 million negros. it was called the march on washington. and it's very topic of jobs for all americans, aides say president obama will tackle in a speech today. a theme he laid out during a radio interview with tom joyner. >> the question is, does the ordinary person, day-to-day, can they
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